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Burgers Cacciatore Recipe

Burgers Cacciatore Recipe

Please romance submitter's preference for fresh (or smoked fresh) mozzarella cheese. (RE changed for readers' convenience.) Reader also likes red and yellow plum tomatoes. ME: Call for 6 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese on Internet grocery list.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 large portobello mushrooms (4 to 4-1/2 inches)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups chopped fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings

Directions

  • 1. Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside. Place four mushroom caps on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 2. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until tender; keep warm.
  • 3. Finely chop mushroom stems and remaining mushroom cap; place in a large bowl. Add the chopped onion, red pepper, shredded cheese, tomato paste, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper and remaining salt. Crumble turkey over mixture; mix well.
  • 4. Shape into four patties. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and meat juices run clear.
  • 5. Place 1/2 cup arugula on each mushroom cap; top with a turkey patty and a cheese slice. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Top with tomato and onion slices. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 347 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.